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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 772,669 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 392,660 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 452,395 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 507,978 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 476,164 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 396,492 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 391,369 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 477,235 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 431,692 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 486,362 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 73,694 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 96,778 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 61,416 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 18,236 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 17,898 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 25,017 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 50,397 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 24,107 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 18,827 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 15,757 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,211 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 20,341 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,870 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 12,869 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,301 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 16,898 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,298 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 12,991 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,191 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,561 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,795 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,632 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 14,293 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 15,541 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,588 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,091 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 8,746 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,883 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,287 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,091 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,473 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,103 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 180,376 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 21,976 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 27,772 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,761 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,764 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,171 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,278 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,674 Premium Only